WNET and NYT Highlight GC’s Mapping Service

In “Keeping Communities Together When Districts Change,” WNET Metrofocus, Wednesday, October 17, 2012, writer Georgia Kral highlights the value of the Mapping Service of the Center for Urban Research (CUR) in the contentious redistricting process currently under way, which may change the voting pool in City Council districts. [Read entire article.] A month earlier, NYT writer Clyde Haberman also highlighted the maps in his article “A Low Turnout is Expected, Though Voters Aren’t to Blame,” New York Times, Thursday, September 13: “Even without political manipulation, voters in a particular district do not necessarily reflect the people who live there. This reality is underscored by new figures compiled by the Mapping Service of the Center for Urban Research, part of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.” [Read entire article.]